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Former Paducah Tilghman football standout Josh Forrest is headed west. The Los Angeles Rams selected the University of Kentucky linebacker with the 15th pick in the sixth round (No. 190) of Saturday's NFL draft.

Forrest, who moved from wide receiver to inside linebacker during his career at Kentucky, led UK in tackles in each of the last two seasons. He finished his UK career with 232 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and five interceptions. As a senior, Forrest totaled 93 tackles, six tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and two interceptions while starting all 12 games.

Forrest is the first Paducah Tilghman alum to be taken in the NFL draft since current Tilghman football coach Kurt Barber went in the second round in 1992. As a wide receiver, Forrest caught 46 passes for 855 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior at Tilghman. As a defensive back, he picked off seven passes during his senior season and returned three for touchdowns. He also had an 85-yard fumble return for a TD.

As a high school senior, Forrest was named first-team all-state as a senior by the Louisville Courier-Journal. He was also named to the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” listing of the top-22 players in Kentucky.

As a junior, Forrest helped Tilghman win the 2009 Class AAA state championship.

 

Former Kentucky men's basketball player Ed Davender died Thursday night after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. He was 49 years old.

Davender, who starred at UK from 1985-88, currently ranks 11th on Kentucky's all-time scoring list with 1,637 points. A two-time All-Southeastern Conference selection, Davender led Kentucky to two SEC regular-season and tournament championships in 1986 and 1988 and four NCAA Tournament appearances.

"We are terribly saddened to hear that we've lost Ed Davender," UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. "Our condolences go out to Ed's family and friends during this very trying time. The Big Blue Nation will keep Ed and his family in their thoughts and prayers."

With 1,637 career points and 436 total assists, Davender owns the illustrious distinction as the only player in school history with at least 1,500 points and at least 400 assists in a career. He ranks eighth all-time in assists and fourth in steals (191).

Twice Davender led the Wildcats in steals for a season and in 1988 he led the Wildcats in assists. Though he never led the Wildcats in scoring while playing alongside Kenny Walker and Rex Chapman, he averaged in double figures in three of his four seasons, including 15 or more in his final two.

He made 438 free throws in his career, more than any other Wildcat guard in school history.

Davender was eventually drafted No. 60 overall in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets.

A 6-foot-2 guard from Brooklyn, N.Y., Davender came to UK as a Parade All-American and a McDonald's All-American. He played under head coaches Joe B. Hall and Eddie Sutton.

The 2016 Marshall County Summer Volleyball Camp for grades 2nd-8th will be held June 8-10 in the A-Gym at Marshall County High School.

The camp is designed to build a foundation on the fundamental skills of volleyball such as passing, setting, serving, attacking and game play.

Session 1 for campers in 2nd-5th grade will be held from 8:30 am-10:00 am. Session 2 for campers in 6th-8th grade will be held from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.

The cost for Session 1 is $30. The cost for Session 2 is $35. All campers will receive a t-shirt.

Registration will start on June 8 at 8:00 am for 2nd-5th graders. Registration will start on June 8 at 9:30 am for 6th-8th graders.

For more information, email dan.langhi@marshall.kyschools.us

The 2016 Marshall County Marshals Boys Basketball Camp will be held May 23 & 24 from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm and May 26 & 27 from 8:30 am-11:00 am. The camp, directed by Gus Gillespie and the Marshall County Boys' Coaching Staff, is for all kids in grades K-9.

The camp features individual fundamental instruction, special situations, team play, offensive skill developments and defense drills. All camp participants will receive a t-shirt.

Camp applications can be picked up at any school in Marshall County. For more information, email gus.gillespie@marshall.kyschools.us

The 2016 Graves County Eagles Basketball Camp will be held May 24-27 at Graves County High School. The cost of the camp is $50 per camper.

The camp will run from 12:00 pm-2:15 pm for grades K-4 and from 2:15 pm-4:30 pm for grades 5-9. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt.

The camp will be conducted by head coach Josh Frick and the GCHS coaching staff, plus former and current GC basketball players.

The camp involves daily instruction, individual competitions and team competitions. The main focus will be on improving overall offensive and defensive skills.

To learn more, email josh.frick@graves.kyschools.us